Foundation For Photo Art In Hospitals Inc

Rating: 4.98 stars   147 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Arts & Culture, Health, Human Services

Address:

4909 Laclede Avenue, Unit 1704 St. Louis MO 63108 USA

Mission:

The Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals is a non-profit publicly supported organization dedicated to placing colorful, soothing photographs of nature in hospitals to give comfort and hope to patients and their families, visitors, and caregivers. Our vision is to create a shift in the way people view hospitals, from cold and sterile to warm and welcoming. We wish to change hospitals by humanizing their environments, a concept that is slowly gaining influence in many countries.

Results:

We have placed over 5000 colorful photos in more than 300 facilities on 7 continents!

Target demographics:

hospitals, healthcare facilities, hospices, clinics, nursing homes.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

placed 522 photographs in 30 facilities around the world

Geographic areas served:

global

Programs:

photo art projects for various units in healthcare facilities

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618 975 8545
www.HealingPhotoArt.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

From the simple desire to give comfort to her ailing mother, Elaine Poggi and her Foundation have, no doubt, brightened the lives of those who live, work and visit her participating venues. Such a simple idea--created for one, now available to thousands. Kudos to Elaine and all who work with her on this fabulous project.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

This is a wonderful project. I've been fortunate enough to donate my art to this foundation and they've handled all of the logistics of placing the art in hospitals in the far corners of the world that I will never get to visit. I love knowing that somewhere one of my pieces might be giving a brief moment of beauty and peace to busy, stressed people. I also like to know that an intimate view of my part of the world is being shared with people far away, and that they are only getting to experience that perspective because of the efforts of this foundation.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My experience while working with Elaine at The Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals could only be described as truly positive! As a graphic designer living and working abroad, it was a pleasure to donate my time and effort towards a non-profit committed to improving the lives of patients in hospitals around the world. Now, back home in Canada, I hope to one day have the chance to work with the organization again... it was a blast. Thanks Elaine.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Thanks Paul! You were a great help to me while you were in Florence. You taught me so much about Lightroom. And you started a new website for us. Thanks for the generosity of your time. I look forward to working with you again in the future. And it was a blast for me, too!!! All my best to you, Elaine

Rating: 5 stars  

Some of the photos were displayed in the hospital in Japan which have given good heeling to the patients. Many patients love them. Tommy Endo from Tokyo.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization's ability to bring beauty, peace and comfort to those in the midst of a trying time with health issues..is by far, one of the most necessary gifts, literally priceless, we can give. I was honored that a photo I took was sent to a clinic in a very rural, dire strait community, in another country. It filled my heart, knowing that any patient, under any circumstances, may fall upon that photo and find solace, in their need for strength, easing anxiety perhaps. This foundation is changing how we perceive a "medical" arena to be. May it continue to grow, for it's vital that we bring beauty, nature, art into such an environment that is trying to heal those in need. A vital tool for all our healthcare institutions, worldwide.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I becmae involved because I knew the charity can always use excellent photographs to place in hospital rooms to give them a better healing ambience. If I got lucky with a photo, I sent it to the group. I also got some of my more excpert photography friends to send photos. All of us were treated with courtesy and respect.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I came to know this group when I was a patient in an Italian hospital. The Italian hospitals are spartan in their atmosphere. I noted some lovely photographs, however, on a few walls. These were from the Foundation. I then purchased one of them myself as a thank-you gift to the hospital. This group does an important job in helping those in hospitals recover in an atmosphere infused with beauty.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Italy when I was in a hospital for 13 days.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The mission of the Foundation can be such a life-changing one that it is always a pleasure to participate and help expand it's cause worldwide.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I have been involved with the Foundation since it's conception in 2002…. and I have to admit, when my mother had the idea to start this Foundation, I was a bit skeptical. She had always taken, in my eyes, beautiful photos for as long as I could remember but I just didn't think any health care facility would want HER photos. Moreover, how was she going to approach them and get hospital executives to listen to her? Was I wrong! Her confidence, optimism and positive attitude combined with an extraordinary vision and mission got her very far…. thousands of her photos are now in hundreds of health care facilities all around the world and are having a comforting and healing effect on thousands, maybe millions of people! Through the years, many people from around the globe have shared in my mother's vision and have volunteered their time, energy, photos and funding in incredible ways. It is comforting and gratifying to see how people are so enthusiastic about helping others in need. But the most rewarding moment, the reason that makes you want to keep on going on and do more, is when you get feedback from people that are directly affected by my mother's photos. They write about how a single image of nature hung in front of their hospital bed gave them beautiful dreams, gave them hope and helped them get through the dismal days and months during their sickness and care. When these photos touch a heart, and give the person a sense of hope, a love for life, then the Foundation's mission is achieved. It gives me great honor and pleasure to be able to help in my little way, from Tokyo, Japan, by giving advise on marketing strategies and designing marketing materials for the Foundation. I also helped coordinate two projects for two different hospitals in Japan and since 2009 have also become involved as a participating photographer.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the reaction on people's faces when they look at the beautiful nature photos...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I became aware of the Foundation for Photo Art in Hospitals at a Rotary International conference. Elaine gave a presentation which included a lot of her photography. Since that time which was shortly after the fouyndation was started I have heard many reports of how her art has benefitted hospitalized patients. Elaine has a great photographic talents which she has selflessly contributed to bettering conditions on hospitals.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

bettering the environment in hospitals and have read many testmonials from physicians and hpsital administrators.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how something that is so inexpensive can make such a difference.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

completely in favor of this project.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach many more hospitals particularly in areas that cannot afford photo art.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I got involved with the Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals about 4 years ago when Elaine contacted me about creating a website. The more I learned about the her organization and the dedication, warmth and love she brings to care giving institutions the more hooked I became. Elaine and I have become friends and continue to improve the site so that its stakeholders(patients, health care facilities, and donors) will continue to succeed in amazing ways. My goal is to work with more clients, like The Foundation, that share a passion for doing good in the world. Richard Price – Ascend Interactive

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their dedication to providing warmth and comfort to those in hospital settings.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

From a personal stand point, I can give testimony as to the therapeutic benefits of the photos from the Foundation. Even more amazing is the effect they have on the entire hospital staff. Because of Elaine's talent, dedication and hard work, the Foundation is contributing to the well being of untold numbers of people throughout the world. Written by Dale L. Fulton, a friend and neighbor of Elaine and her family in her home town of Sparta, IL, USA

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

our local hospital where during my stay I was quite pleased to find one of Elaine's beautiful photos in my room.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

 
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